Alert: Limited Online Availability

Now that fall is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

Magic Bird Tail Spiderwort

Tradescantia 'Magic Bird Tail'

Compact and carefree accent for the front of the border or in mixed containers. Unique lavender-pink flowers sit on the tips of beautifully arched stems. Clump forming with attractive, succulent foliage.
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Good to grow! 5


Full sun, Partial sun



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    10555 West Colfax Avenue Lakewood CO 80215

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    5258 S. Wadsworth Boulevard Littleton CO 80123

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    1701 South Havana Street Aurora CO 80012

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Average Size at Maturity9-12" H x 9-12"W
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureCompact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsSemi-Moist

Provide enriched, evenly moist, well drained soil. Clip spent blooms and shear lightly to encourage new growth and repeat bloom. Cut back old foliage before new growth resumes in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!